Yesterday the Streams in the Desert was so good: Waiting and Over-Waiting. (I had to find a cached file to link to so that is why there is some weird highlighting on it.)
I think my tendency is to over-wait on God rather than just stepping forward in faith. I know that this is true in one particular situation we are facing right now. As someone once said, “God can’t steer a parked car.” I frequently remind myself of that when I need to just take a step and trust God is leading.
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There’s a new poll up this afternoon.
Which part of autumn do you enjoy the most?
Please vote and feel free to elaborate here in the comments!
So potty training. The trend in recent decades has certainly been later rather than earlier (although there are some who are pushing for super early now).
What was the latest age your child was completely potty trained?
Any potty training hints? Horror stories? Success stories? Hilarious stories?
How is the color where you are? Our color in Michigan has really picked up in the past four or five days. We’re about 25% turned.
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Yes, I’ve added the poll back to the sidebar. I have to admit that I’ve missed it. This time I will be able to archive all the results on a separate page which will be very cool.
So the first poll is up. Cast your vote to tell us who you will be voting for this time around. And feel free to leave a comment if you are so inclined.
This morning we had a baptism at church and the pastor read from Psalm 139. That is such a wonderfully comforting and encouraging Psalm.
I started thinking about other encouraging passages. You might have noticed I changed the verses on my sidebar when we redid my blog. The verses there now from Ephesians were on the cover of our wedding program and are very meaningful to me. There are other passages that I go to as well, but I thought I would ask if some folks who read here would share their favorite places to turn for comfort and encouragement.
I put a few general choices in the poll, but hope some of you will encourage us with a few words about Biblical passages that bless and encourage you.
Please vote in the poll on the front page and leave a comment here!
I’ve put up a new Three to See in the sidebar.
I’ve also put up a new poll, a variation on the last one. Diedre asked if we could do a poll on this topic so here it is: Are you living in your forever city/area? If yes, tell us as much as you feel comfortable sharing about where you are, why it is your forever area, etc. If not, tell us a little bit about where you would rather be. (Remember, the poll is now on the Front Page.)
I’m guessing I may be in my forever city in Grand Rapids, Michigan. And, if I am, I am pretty much ok with that. If I had to live in this area the rest of my life, I think it would be fine. We’d like to at the very least move out of the city to the area northwest of town. It is rolling farmland with miles of orchards. It is lovely and just a short drive back into the city.
Don’t believe everything you read in the papers about Michigan. While it is true that the state as a whole is struggling, West Michigan is thriving in many ways. Downtown Grand Rapids is in the process of becoming one of the major medical and research areas in the country. It is astounding to see what is going on down there, including Michigan State University moving their entire College of Human Medicine from East Lansing to Grand Rapids. (That’s about 90 miles west of where it is now.)
I’ve lived here almost twelve years (egads, time flies!), and truly believe it is one of the best kept secrets in the country. Not just because I think so, but because I have had so many people tell me this who have moved in from other parts of the country.
I look forward to hearing about what other people love about their home areas!